TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS FOR JUNE 5TH:DAVID SLADE, BREE TANNER, NEW CLIPS & MORE

David Slade Writes to Twilight Fans

David Slade wrote a note to the fans of The Twilight Saga via the official Facebook page in celebration of reaching 6 million fans on the Facebook account.  He also recounts a story from filming the Quileute bonfire scene.

Dear fans of The Twilight Saga,

I want to congratulate you for reaching over 6 million fans on The Twilight Saga Facebook page.

It’s hard to fathom that it was just over one year ago that I started constructing this third and epic adventure which takes place in the town of Forks.

I want to share a story about one of our days of shooting with you.

It was a Friday night and the rain was relentless. We were at La Push to shoot the tribe’s histories, a great speech by Billy Black. We had Taylor and Kristen and the whole wolf pack around a campfire as the heavens let loose on us.

Gil Birmingham was in fine form as the rain hammered down on us all, we adjusted our lights so that the rain vanished into the black of night.

We constructed a tent over the scene to keep everyone dry as we worked, every 15 minutes or so we would have to tip it to stop the collecting rain from splitting the fabric.

For some reason still unknown, around 3am, the wolf pack stood exactly in the way of several gallons of rainwater as it was being cleared. Being the wolf pack, they just laughed it off as they stood there soaked to the bone.

We worked through the mud and the rain all night, until we had the scene perfected.

As we left, dawn was now cracking and in the dim light I passed a small army of fans who had braved the weather for the entire night, still standing there, holding drenched flowers and waiting to get a glimpse of our actors.

So, to those of you who stood behind our security, who waited in line at theatres overnight, to those of you who just love these stories, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is a love letter to you.

Each day I felt the weight of your favourite scenes, your favourite lines, your dreams and your imagination.

It has been an unforgettable journey, and now as I finalise the last prints to ready the film for your local theaters, I cannot wait for you to see it.

Sincerest Regards,

DAVID SLADE

Stephenie Meyer Posts Her Bree Tanner Playlist 

Just as she has done for all of her other books, Stephenie Meyer has posted a music playlist to accompany her newest release, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. The novella was released at midnight and can be downloaded for free from www.breetanner.com.  Hard copies of the book are available for purchase through major retailers and $1 from the sale of each book will go to the American Red Cross.

Bree Tanner Playlist:

1. “Yes Please” – Muse

2. “Heads Will Roll” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

3. “Midnight and I” – White Rabbits

4. “Now We Can See” – The Thermals

5. “Falling In” – Ha Ha Tonka

6. “Rocking Horse” – The Dead Weather

7. “New Noise” – Refused

8. “What If We Could” – Blue October

9. “The Royal We” – Silversun Pickups

10. “Count Me Out” – Meese

11. “Blindness” – Metric

12. “Set the Sails” – Dan Mangan

“Twi Guy” Kaleb Nation Reviews Soundtrack for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Kaleb Nation has posted a video review of the soundtrack for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” on his website.  The soundtrack will be available on Tuesday, June 8.

Eclipse Cast Superlatives

Charlie Bewley, Michael Welch, Alex Meraz and Kiowa Gordon talk to Seventeen Magazine about their fellow cast members of the “Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and vote on their superlatives.

New TV Spots – “Missing” and “Something New”

As the June 30 release date for “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” draws closer, fans can enjoy more and more TV spots to promote the movie.  Check out these two new spots. The first, “Missing”, features newborn vampire Riley.  The second, “Something New”,  focuses on the disappearances in Seattle and the looming threat of Victoria’s newborn army to the Cullens.

Nikki Reed Talks “Breaking Dawn” and MTV Movie Awards

from mtv.com:

When it comes to believing rumors about the “Twilight” cast, Nikki Reed has some simple advice straight out of the ’80s hip-hop playbook: Don’t believe the hype.

“I think it’s kind of an obvious thing that we would all come back to do ['Breaking Dawn'],” the 22-year-old actress told MTV News on Tuesday at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, addressing a rumor to the contrary that said salary disputes threatened to sideline one or more of her castmates. “The media gets involved. I mean, I didn’t really read anything that was printed,” she said, adding with a laugh: “At least the things that were printed about me.”

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Chris Weitz Talks About “Breaking Dawn”

from mtv.com:

Weitz ended up declining the opportunity to bring the final book in the vampire series to the big screen, but he remains flattered that the cast supports him and even has a bit of advice for “Breaking Dawn” director Bill Condon (“Dreamgirls”).

Weitz, who led “New Moon” to more than $700 million in worldwide box-office receipts, is confident that Condon is the right man to step into the director’s chair for “Breaking Dawn.” “I think he’s terribly talented,” Weitz said. “I know him, he’s a solid citizen, great guy, very smart. I think he’s going to do an amazing job.”

His one piece of advice? “Think carefully about babies clawing out of people’s stomachs,” Weitz said in reference to one scene in the book, going on to refer to an even more famous scene in 1979′s “Alien.” “[Director] Ridley Scott sort of did it.”

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I love David Slade’s recollection of the filming of the Quileute bonfire scene and how they kept going despite the weather.  That is one of the scenes that I am really looking forward to seeing.  If done right, it very well could just give me chills to see it.

I love all of the TV spots that are coming out.  While they are very repetitive, they are certainly doing their job of getting fans anxious for the movie’s release.  I’ve noticed that they have been very stingy with the Jasper and Rosalie history scenes.  I hope that they are saving those for a nice surprise once we’re in the theater!

LOL at Chris Weitz’s reference to the birth scene from “Alien”!  This is what many fans have been saying for a while now…it’s not like Renesmee is the first baby to claw her way out of the mother’s abdomen.  If they could find a way to depict it on the big screen 31 years ago, surely it can’t be too difficult with the advances in special effects and CGI since then.

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